As if anticipation for Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." series wasn't running high enough, creator Joss Whedon let on some interesting information in a recent interview.
It's no secret that "S.H.I.E.L.D." will take place within the broader and still expanding Marvel on-screen universe, but speculation on the new series suggested that because of the differing film and television schedules that there would be few interactions or crossovers between the small screen and big screen versions.
Not the case, confirmed Whedon in a red carpet interview with TV Fanatic. Rather, expect the ABC series to feed directly into some of the upcoming films. Look for the upcoming action adventure series could contain hints about what fans can expect from the blockbusters of the big screen.
"We're absolutely on top of all the movies," he said. "We never contradict [or] replicate - we will be flowing in between them, maybe occasionally we'll throw something in that foreshadows [or] echoes, but we're very much beholden to the Marvel cinematic universe."
However, don't expect the one character fans theorized may make an early appearance based on the series trailer, Luke Cage, to appear. Executive producer Jeffrey Bell shut down rumors that Cage was the hooded hero who makes his an impression in the preview. "It’s not the [character] people are talking about," Bell said. "...Honestly, we were looking for this part, and we just said, 'Look, all our parts are open to all diversity.' So the fact that we have a black dude who is awesome and it's J [August Richards] was just because he was the best actor. It wasn’t like, 'You know who...!'"
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is set to air Tuesdays this fall on ABC.